It's my new mantra for my selfish knitting (and, obviously, photo shoots)- get in while the getting's good. The Koolhaas hat caught my eye, and after letting it marinate for a day or so, I went out, bought the mag and knit the hat in a period of about 48 hours. While I don't necessarily feel like I did this hat justice, using the serviceable Cascade 220 (leftover from my Nordic Lights wrap), I am very happy with the end result and feel like my lack of intention when muscling through this project won't affect its later wearability.
So, while I ideally would have knit this in a semi-solid wool/silk blend (heavier on the wool), I'm thinking this will do the trick on all of those kindergarten drop off and pick ups. Hey, even gorgeous buildings have to start with cement and steel, right?